Tube TV Turned Dog House

RetroTV-Doghouse

Can you believe it's the middle of July already?  This summer is already flying by! I'm loving that the unnamed child is home during the days and can be my slave cheap labor.   Although, I don't think she is nearly as excited about this arrangement as I am... Summer also means yard sales galore! While out saling the other day, I came across one of those retro TVs. You know, the ones that weigh about 200 lbs. There was one for sale for a whopping $3. … [Read more...]

$3 Yard Sale Cabinet Makeover

Ivory-Plaster-Painted-Cabinet

Well, I'm back from Atlanta! For anyone that doesn't know, I was there for the Haven bloggers conference. To sum things up ...  it was amazing. Fabulous bunch of women and some spectacular classes. Don't worry, I will be posting a summary later on this week. One thing that you don't do much at Haven is sleep. I left on Thursday morning.  Backing-up a little, Tuesday night I didn't sleep much (trying to get work finished before I left), and then the night before I left I went to bed at … [Read more...]

Plaster Painted Vintage Child’s Chair

Plaster Painted Vintage Childs Chair

The countdown to Haven (my blogging conference) is on!  I will be leaving Thursday morning at the buttcrack of dawn -- or 5:00 AM if you want to get precise. For the girl that doesn't usually go to bed until 2 or 3 AM, that means one thing...dark circles. This week, I have been crossing things off of my list:  Hair cut and highlighted ... Done.  Much needed pedicure ... Done.  Gift for my roommate (which was incredibly hard since I have never met her in real life) ... Done.   Last … [Read more...]

Plaster Painted Neutral Endtable

Plaster Painted Neutral Endtable

Next week I leave for Atlanta for the Haven Bloggers Conference, which means this week I am scurrying around like a crazy person trying to get all of my projects finished before I leave. I am not an organized person. Whether it be time management, organization in my home, or my business, it is something that I find rather challenging. I am physically unable to only work on one furniture piece at a time. My heart rate actually lowers when I have chaos spread in front of me -- organized … [Read more...]

Plaster Painted Vintage Chair

PicMonkey Collage

Do you ever have days where you have a million errands to run, but you don't do them because it would require you to put on real clothes and makeup? Yeah that was me yesterday.  So now I have even more errands to run since I was too lazy to pull myself together. One of the reasons I had to get going today was to get my haircut. Don't you love having someone else do it for you? If I won the lottery, I would pay my hairstylist (Casey at Shine Salon in case you were wondering) a ridiculous … [Read more...]

Polka-Dot Ceramic Pot Makeover

Polka-Dot Ceramic Pot

  Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! Last week, I went with Topher on a business trip to Washington DC. It was a great trip, and I will be sharing more details on that later in the week. If you want a sneak peak of some pictures head on over to my Instagram account. Since I was gone, I was really behind on my projects, so I spent all day Friday through Sunday painting. The unnamed child and I took Topher out for lunch on Father's Day, and I made a big dinner … [Read more...]

Retro Dresser Turned TV Console

IvoryDistressedDresser

Today is the last day of school!!!  No more getting up early, scrambling to get clothes washed the night before and nagging about homework and grades. The kiddo is not one of those kids who gets bored after a week of summer and is ready for school again. She soaks in every last minute of it. She's ready to have friends over, hang out at the pool and watch movies with me until late at night. And I am excited to have someone help me around here with my furniture projects. The kid is turning … [Read more...]

Plaster Paint Stenciled Cabinet

Grey-Ivory-Stenciled-Cabinet

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all had a happy Mother's Day!  I worked all day on Sunday so that I could have this project finished to show you yesterday, but it just didn't quite happen. I picked-up this cabinet at a yard sale for the  bargain price of free. It was dated, scratched up, smelly and the doors wouldn't open. … [Read more...]

How to Make Waxing Furniture Easier with a Giveaway

NativeStoneDresser

I've got a new furniture makeover for you!!!  And a giveaway!!!! I've been working on this beast of a dresser for a while now, so I'm so happy that the unveiling is now here!! I found this dresser, and a mate, off Craigslist last winter. On the ad, there weren't any dimensions, but Topher had a giant SUV, so we knew they should both easily fit. The guy from the ad also said he would be there to help lift them if needed. When we arrived at his house (which was gorgeous by the … [Read more...]